The BMW Technology Office, USA: Mission Technology Transfer
The BMW Technology Office USA in Palo Alto has been a member of the Silicon Valley community for almost five years now. The mission of the office is to explore and evaluate cutting edge technologies from the U.S. and to transfer these technologies to process partners in the BMW group. The basic idea is to benefit from non-automotive technologies in order to extend BMW’s position as an innovative premium car manufacturer. The talk will address our technology transfer strategy as well as topics of interest. Finally, examples of successful transfer will be presented.
Dr. Joachim Stilla is a mechanical engineer with more than 11 years of experience in Research, Development and Manufacturing. Before he joined BMW in Munich he worked several years in the aerospace industry on aerodynamics and propulsion. In Munich he was responsible for IT and CAx methods in experimental vehicles. During that time he also focused on innovative topics like Virtual and Augmented Reality. He is now responsible for the BMW Technology Office USA in Palo Alto, CA.
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.